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Originally posted by Southpaw11
I say let em. It's just a plot of land. Evacuate ALL of Israel. Disperse them around the Globe TEMPORARILY and ON A TIMELINE. The Jewish People have been cast around the Globe since day one. I say just LEAVE THEM ALONE. That's ALL they've asked the entire time.
Originally posted by grover
just because he wasn't nice and a bully to boot doesn't give us the right to attack him unprovoked.
How does a topic on Iran turn into about Iraq? Maybe it's because all US operations are occuring within Iraq. The US should have cut off Iran from Iraq long ago - more than border barriers and blockades but no consulate no diplomatic immunity no communication what-so-ever.
Only then would the problem be contained.
Originally posted by FreiMaurer
Probably 90% of Iraqis want the US present, because the Sunnis know they will be over-ran by the Shia with-out the US and the Shia know that there will only be more death and violence with-out the US.
"The Bush administration has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program, according to government and counterterrorism officials with direct knowledge of the effort."
Here are some details from that report (and again, the Post's reporting is based on information from unnamed sources -- though as you'll see, an administration spokesman who goes on-the-record has since confirmed the program's existence):
• "The new 'kill or capture' program was authorized by President Bush in a meeting of his most senior advisers last fall, along with other measures meant to curtail Iranian influence from Kabul to Beirut and, ultimately, to shake Iran's commitment to its nuclear efforts."
just saw on cnn a few minutes ago [5:15 pm arizona time] a breaking news segment, cnn says they got a report that the US believes theres a strong possibilty that either Iran or Iranian trained iraqis carried out the attack in Karbala that resulted in 1 US soldier killed and 4 kidnapped and later executed. I cannot yet find anything on the CNN website about this as it is such a new report so i cannot yet offer a link to the story but im sure there will be very soon. From what CNN cited from the report, the US military believes that due to the sophistication of the Karbala attack that is what is beyond the means of the regular insurgents and very possibly carried out with help from Iran or even from Iranians themselves.